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To celebrate Vikings Live, we have replaced our Roman alphabet with the runic alphabet used by the Vikings, the Scandinavian ‘Younger Futhark’. The ‘Younger Futhark’ has only 16 letters, so we have used some of the runic letters more than once or combined two runes for one Roman letter.

For an excellent introduction to runes, we recommend Martin Findell’s book published by British Museum Press.

More information about how we have ‘runified’ this site

 

Naomi Speakman

Curator of Late Medieval Europe

Department: Britain, Europe and Prehistory

Contact

+44 (0)20 7323 8467
nspeakman@britishmuseum.org

Naomi Speakman is the curator for late medieval European collections. Her current research interests are gothic ivory carving, late medieval metalwork and collecting history. Prior to joining the British Museum Naomi has worked at Bonhams and the V&A, she is currently undertaking a PhD at the Courtauld Institute of Art on the British Museum’s Gothic Ivory collection.

Current projects

Improving collection database records and adding images for the following areas: rings, brooches, ivory carvings.

Co-editor for: N. Speakman, J. Robinson and de Beer and K McWilliams (eds), The British Museum Citole (London: The British Museum Press, Forthcoming).

The British Museum’s Collection of Gothic Ivory Carvings, AHRC-funded Collaborative Doctoral Award (with the Courtauld Institute of Art).

External fellowships/ honorary positions/ membership of professional bodies

Member of the Medieval Dress and Textile Society

Member of the Society of Jewellery Historians

Member of the British Archaeological Association

Recent publications

N. Speakman, catalogue entries in, M. Bagnoli, H. A. Klein, C. Griffith Mann, and J. Robinson (eds), Treasures of Heaven: Saints, Relics, and Devotion in Medieval Europe , (London: The British Museum Press, 2011).

N. Speakman, J. Robinson and de Beer and K McWilliams (eds), The Hoxne Late Roman Treasure: gold, jewellery and silver plate, The British Museum Citole (London: The British Museum Press, Forthcoming).

L. de Beer and N. Speakman, A Question of Style, Apollo, (May, 2013), pp. 66-71.